• Steam runtime suddenly not starting any more


    Hey guys,

    I’m experiencing a really weird problem on steam: Although I didn’t do any updates recently, my steam client isn’t working any more. This happened from one day to the other. I tried a lot of things already: reinstalling steam, installing older nvidia drivers, checking out the arch wiki page about steam runtime issues and so on. So far nothing led to success.

    So here’s the problem:

    When I start steam via console or quicklaunch icon (no matter if it’s steam-runtime or steam-native), steam keeps hanging at installing breakpad exception handler. At first I didn’t get any further information on the problem, then I ran the following command:

    LD_DEBUG=libs $HOME/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
    

    then I got the following result:

          2176:     find library=libX11.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libX11.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=librt.so.1 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/librt.so.1
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libm.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libm.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libdl.so.2 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libdl.so.2
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libstdc++.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libpthread.so.0 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libpthread.so.0
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libc.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libc.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libxcb.so.1 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libgcc_s.so.1 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libgcc_s.so.1
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libXau.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libXau.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libXdmcp.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libXdmcp.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libpthread.so.0
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libc.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libXdmcp.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libgcc_s.so.1
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libxcb.so.1
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libm.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libdl.so.2
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/librt.so.1
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     initialize program: /home/lamprecht/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     transferring control: /home/lamprecht/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
          2176:
    ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
    [2017-07-28 20:22:50] Startup - updater built Nov 23 2016 01:05:42
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /home/lamprecht/.steam/steam/ubuntu12_32/crashhandler.so
          2176:
    Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0)
          2176:     find library=libGL.so.1 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libGL.so.1
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libGLX.so.0 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libGLX.so.0
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libXext.so.6 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libXext.so.6
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libGLdispatch.so.0 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libGLdispatch.so.0
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libGLdispatch.so.0
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libGLX.so.0
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libGL.so.1
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libGLX_nvidia.so.0 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libGLX_nvidia.so.0
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libnvidia-tls.so.384.59 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.384.59
          2176:
          2176:     find library=libnvidia-glcore.so.384.59 [0]; searching
          2176:      search cache=/etc/ld.so.cache
          2176:       trying file=/usr/lib32/libnvidia-glcore.so.384.59
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libnvidia-glcore.so.384.59
          2176:
          2176:
          2176:     calling init: /usr/lib32/libGLX_nvidia.so.0
          2176:
          2176:     /usr/lib32/libpthread.so.0: error: symbol lookup error: undefined symbol: pthread_setname_np, version GLIBC_2.0 (fatal)
    SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred
    X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
    

    Any idea how to fix this? I also might add that I have nvidia, nvidia-utils and lib32-nvidia-utils installed and both multilib and multilib-testing allowed in pacman.conf

    My GPU is a GTX 1060.

    Proud Antergos-newbie!
    Specs: intel core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz|| 8 GB RAM||MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G TwinFrozr VI

  • Okay somehow I just magically solved this issue. I uninstalled all nvidia drivers and installed the nvidia-lts driver. However, du to this, my system wouldn’t show up any more on reboot, so I pushed ctrl+alt+F2 and uninstalled the package again manually and reinstalled all the common nvidia packages (nvidia, nvidia-utils and lib32-nvidia-utils). After that, I got my system to show up properly after reboot and then I reinstalled steam and steam-native and suddenly it worked xD. I actually don’t know why because I tried reinstalling drivers and rebooting at least four or five times earlier :)

    Proud Antergos-newbie!
    Specs: intel core i7 860 @ 2.80GHz|| 8 GB RAM||MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G TwinFrozr VI

  • I also had this problem but reinstalling the nvidia packages didn’t work for me. On further investigation I noticed that the both the kernel and nvidia packages had been recently updated, so I rolled these back to the previous versions and Steam is now working fine again :) This will keep me gaming until whatever is broken in the kernel/nvidia/steam packages is fixed.

    Here’s what I did …

    cd /var/cache/pacman/pkg && sudo pacman -U ./linux-4.11.9-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz virtualbox-host-modules-arch-5.1.22-6-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz virtualbox-5.1.22-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz nvidia-381.22-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz lib32-nvidia-utils-381.22-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz nvidia-utils-381.22-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

    Edit: note that because of the kernel downgrade I also had to rollback Virtualbox.

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